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El Salvador Chelazos – From Idea to Impact

El Salvador Chelazos – From Idea to Impact

Before roasting our first batch of beans way back in 2013 our vision has always been crystal clear. In fact the inception of Leeds’ very first specialty coffee roastery came about for the sole purpose of creating a more impactful...
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Coffee Pricing Update

Coffee Pricing Update

This time of year usually brings a sense of excitement and a touch of trepidation to the Roastery as we anticipate the busy winter season and the run-up to Christmas which generally sees us pulling out all of the stops...
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Introducing “The North Star Introduction to Coffee Course” – A Unique Online and Interactive Experience

Introducing “The North Star Introduction to Coffee Course” – A Unique Online and Interactive Experience

3 months ago we put our heads together (not literally… at a super safe 2 metre distance obvs) here at North Star to try and think of some fun and innovative ways that we can continue to share our coffee...
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Honduras: The Route to Specialty Greatness Through Partnerships, Innovation and Experimentation

Honduras: The Route to Specialty Greatness Through Partnerships, Innovation and Experimentation

We released our latest lip smackingly tasty and quite simply bonkers offering from Honduras last month and it’s safe to say that you are loving it. So, we thought you might want to learn a little more about the country...
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Factors Impacting Coffee’s Flavour

Factors Impacting Coffee’s Flavour

Coffee is one of the most chemically complex beverages we consume. When I say chemically complex I am talking delicious aromatic compounds that translate into unique, tasty flavours on your tongue. “What about a good bottle of plonk?” I hear...
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Want to become more eco-friendly?

Want to become more eco-friendly?

As you probably know, life for us at North Star revolves around how we can work to minimise our environmental impact and maximise our positive social impact. Through this work, we are lucky to come into contact with some great...
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Making Espresso at Home: Common Mistakes

Making Espresso at Home: Common Mistakes

Nobody’s perfect right… we all make mistakes. And we don’t always have a friendly, helping hand to direct us away from these inaccuracies and onto the path of perfection. Super Sears is here to save the day once more! Clad...
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Making Espresso at Home: Silky Milk

Making Espresso at Home: Silky Milk

Welcome to Part 3 of our ‘Making Espresso at Home’ blog mini-series! This one goes out to all you piccolo people… latte lovers… cappuccino quaffers… and flat white fanatics. For anyone who really enjoys a healthy splash of well textured,...
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Making Espresso at Home: ‘Dialling In’

Making Espresso at Home: ‘Dialling In’

As a home barista, the last thing we want is to grind our way through a bag of valuable beans in our daily quest to brew that perfect, lip smackingly delicious cup of coffee. If you’re like me and buy...
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Making Espresso at Home: The Basics

Making Espresso at Home: The Basics

Are you the proud owner of an espresso machine at home? Do you struggle to get that perfect extraction shot after shot? Well folks, our head trainer has got your back. Ollie Sears is a brewing wizard and the portafilter...
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The Importance of Grind Size

The Importance of Grind Size

As the only ‘coffee guy’ in my group of extended friends, I tend to get bombarded with a whole host of coffee based questions. Which, I am more than happy to entertain… honest. In fact, one of the best things...
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Home Brewing Basics: Our Top 5 Tips

Home Brewing Basics: Our Top 5 Tips

Lockdown is easing and your favourite local indie coffee shop will most probably be readying itself to re-open its doors in the midst of the new normal this Saturday. For those of you who are not yet ready to venture...
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Ethiopia Geta Bore Coffee: A Story of Collaboration, Sustainability and Empowerment

Ethiopia Geta Bore Coffee: A Story of Collaboration, Sustainability and Empowerment

In a hurry? Check out our brand new Ethiopia Geta Bore coffee beans below 👇 Buy Ethiopia Geta Bore Beans Every time I stand at a cupping table and slurp down the tasty Ethiopian that tends to reside in the...
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Black Lives Matter – a statement from the owners and team of North Star Coffee Roasters, North Star Coffee Shop and Nova Bakehouse

Black Lives Matter – a statement from the owners and team of North Star Coffee Roasters, North Star Coffee Shop and Nova Bakehouse

It has now been a week since #blackouttuesday. We have been silent since then taking some time to reflect, to ask questions of ourselves, to acknowledge our life experience thus far, to check our privilege. To begin to educate ourselves....
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Coffee Grinders – Tips and Reviews for Buying a Coffee Grinder

Coffee Grinders – Tips and Reviews for Buying a Coffee Grinder

Buying freshly roasted coffee might not be new to many reading this blog post, and follows on logically from buying fresh food for eating at home.  Eating fresh food maximises the amount of flavour you’ll get from it. That same...
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La Marzocco Linea Mini Review 2020

La Marzocco Linea Mini Review 2020

Order a La Marzocco Linea Mini online directly from North Star Coffee today. La Marzocco Linea Mini   For any budding home baristas out there, we’ve finally stopped playing around with our new La Marzocco Linea Mini and decided to...
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El Salvador – Origin Virgin Part II – the final instalment…

El Salvador – Origin Virgin Part II – the final instalment…

As the anniversary of my virgin adventure to the coffee lands of Central America has just passed, I felt it only fitting to complete my epic tale of coffee based discovery. Some of you may also be aware of an...
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COVID-19 – how can you adapt to overcome testing times?

  So, the Coronavirus outbreak is throwing uncertainty and anxiety into a lot of independent business. In times of change, we independents can change quicker than most large scale operations to adapt. Though we tend to specialise and sell only...
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How can you support us through the Covid-19 situation?

How can you support us through the Covid-19 situation?

This is an incredibly challenging time for the whole hospitality industry and we have been amazed with the support we have received from you this far. We hope you will continue utilising our online shop to stock up on your...
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A word on trust: Dispatches: Starbucks and Nespresso: The Truth About Your Coffee

A word on trust: Dispatches: Starbucks and Nespresso: The Truth About Your Coffee

News reached us of this documentary sometime last week and as we approach 8pm, we wanted to share some thoughts ahead of it going ‘live’. This is not us jumping on an opportunity to market ourselves on the back of...
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The Story of Coffee & Climate Change

The Story of Coffee & Climate Change

** This article is written by one of the UK’s top ecologists, John Altringham, from the University of Leeds. Environmental responsibility is something we are very passionate about here at North Star Coffee and we wholeheartedly recognise how vital it is...
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Coffee Scales – Best Scales for Brewing Coffee at Home

Coffee Scales – Best Scales for Brewing Coffee at Home

Brewing consistently great coffee at home can sometimes be a challenge. It starts off so well - you've bought some freshly roasted coffee beans, used a burr grinder, added them to a recommended brew method... yet for some reason your...
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A blog about bread!

A blog about bread!

On Sunday 19th January I had the privilege and pleasure of attending the Nova Bakehouse ‘Introduction to Sourdough’ workshop with Sarah Lemanski – my long time baking hero and dear friend. As a coffee taster, my whole world revolves around...
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2019…what a year!

2019…what a year!

Well folks, we have made it! We can't believe it is that time of year again, where did the last 12 months go?!We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting...
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Victoria Arduino Mythos 2 Commercial Coffee Grinder

Victoria Arduino Mythos 2 Commercial Coffee Grinder

The most customisable grinder ever released is here. The Mythos 2 from Victoria Arduino has again innovated in the field of espresso, as did its predecessor years ago now. The technology is simple to use and beneficial for a number...
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Mythos One Grinder Review & Recommendations

Mythos One Grinder Review & Recommendations

The Mythos One is a household name now for speciality coffee baristas and shop owners. It’s proven itself in barista championships, high output environments in busy coffee shops and too in our own Academy and Coffee Shop. It is a...
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Anfim SP II Review & Recommendations

Anfim SP II Review & Recommendations

We originally wrote this piece for our own web content to help people choose between grinders naturally before purchasing for their wholesale needs. But considering that the Anfim SP II is such an exemplary commercial espresso grinder,  we thought it...
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Jambo Rafikis, Kenya is back – our new crop coffee that tastes AND does good

Jambo Rafikis, Kenya is back – our new crop coffee that tastes AND does good

Our trip to Kenya and Tanzania in February seems like a lifetime ago but it has well and truly been brought back into the forefront of our minds with the arrival of the coffees we sourced during our visit there...
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Origin Virgin Part I

Origin Virgin Part I

As some of you may have been aware, thanks to the tremendous amount of coffee related photo spam sent out by our ever-faithful master of wholesale, we were lucky enough to visit our producing partners over in Guatemala and El...
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How to Make a Cappuccino

How to Make a Cappuccino

If you walk into any café, bar or restaurant, a cappuccino is likely to feature on the menu. This popular espresso-based drink is thought to have originated in Italy and is traditionally made with a double espresso and steamed milk....
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An Intro to our El Salvador Chelazos Origin Project

An Intro to our El Salvador Chelazos Origin Project

So, as most of you will be aware from the photos and videos we posted while we were away, James and I (Ollie) went to El Salvador in February visiting our Chelazos coffee producers in La Palma. It’s a town...
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A New Look for North Star

A New Look for North Star

We are sooooooooo excited to announce that our new packaging will be in place for all orders from next week! (wc 27th May) Our current branding has served us well the past 5 years and has (we think) perfectly communicated...
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Demystifying the Coffee Bloom

Demystifying the Coffee Bloom

We thought we'd release a post on something which we've noticed being a point of mystery for most professional and home baristas. There is a distinct lack of information available about the 'coffee bloom', though it is something that most...
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The Pursuit of Truly Ethical Coffee

The Pursuit of Truly Ethical Coffee

What is Ethical Coffee? North Star Coffee was founded from a desire to create a more rewarding supply chain for producers in some of the most environmentally, socially and politically volatile parts of the world. Ethical procurement underpins every decision...
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Festive Shutdown

Festive Shutdown

The Roastery and online shop is now closed until Wednesday 2nd January with our team taking a very well earned break! Thanks to all of you for your business this year, we look forward to supplying you with amazing coffees...
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The reality of the global coffee market in 2018

The reality of the global coffee market in 2018

In recent weeks, the international coffee market has dropped to levels which fill us with deep concern for producers across the world. On 20th August, it actually dipped to a level below $1/lb – this is the lowest price on...
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Coffee and Bees – a match made in heaven?

Coffee and Bees – a match made in heaven?

** This is a guest post from one of the UK's top ecologists, John Altringham, from the University of Leeds. Environmental responsibility is something we are very passionate about here at North Star and we wholeheartedly recognise how vital it...
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From Rwanda with Love…

From Rwanda with Love…

We talk a lot here about the power that coffee can have on the economies of producing countries. Generally coffee will be the largest export of that producing country and therefore harnesses a lot of opportunity for development if it...
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Meet Marcelo Montanari – Our Producer at Fazenda Rainha da Paz, Brazil

Meet Marcelo Montanari – Our Producer at Fazenda Rainha da Paz, Brazil

As most of our followers and customers know, I have just returned back from an enlightening trip to Brazil to visit farms that we work with in Patrocinio, Minas Gerais. Minas is well known for its coffee production as it...
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Baristas and Table Service – a match made in heaven?

Baristas and Table Service – a match made in heaven?

Some musings on why we made the move to table service... When we set up our first retail space at Leeds Dock, there was no question in our mind that we wanted to run it with counter service – after...
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How Speciality Coffee Can Help Protect Wildlife

How Speciality Coffee Can Help Protect Wildlife

** This is a guest post from one of the UK's top ecologists, John Altringham, from the University of Leeds. We are very passionate about the ethics and sustainability around coffee production and consumption so helping showcase how the industry...
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Batch Brew Coffee – The Ultimate Guide to Batch Brew Coffee

Batch Brew Coffee – The Ultimate Guide to Batch Brew Coffee

What is Batch Brew Coffee? Batch brew coffee is a recently popularised way to produce filter coffee. It is often seen in cafes now as the replacement of, modernisation of or innovation upon, the old school diner-style filter coffee pot....
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Upgrade Your Office Coffee with These Simple Tips and Tricks

Upgrade Your Office Coffee with These Simple Tips and Tricks

Keeping your team fuelled with great coffee may just be the competitive edge your business needs. Can an office relying on stale instant coffee really be as happy as one that enjoys freshly ground specialty coffee, brewed to extract the...
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Avocado Woes

Avocado Woes

Sometime around May last year, we entered into lengthy debates and discussions around the inclusion of the mighty Avocado on our breakfast menu at the North Star Coffee Shop & General Store. The popularity of this humble berry (yes an...
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Cortado Coffee

Cortado Coffee

What is Cortado Coffee? The Cortado is an espresso coffee drink, cut with a small amount of steamed milk. Originating from Spain, this drink is becoming a popular choice in cafes around the world. It shares characteristics with the Flat...
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Coffee Blends

Coffee Blends

What is a Coffee Blend? Two terms you're likely to come across if you enjoy drinking coffee are "coffee blends" and "single origin coffees." In this article we aim to debunk lots of myths associated around these terms and help...
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The Best Coffee Events for Any Coffee Enthusiast

The Best Coffee Events for Any Coffee Enthusiast

2018 Coffee Events & Festivals With Amsterdam Coffee Festival having been a major success this month on the 9th-11th March ( https://www.amsterdamcoffeefestival.com/ ), we thought it time to give you guys a run of what we're looking forward to this year...
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Coffee Pairing

Coffee Pairing

More and more people now understand the huge variance of potential flavour existent within coffee due to its origin, processing and brew method (Espresso/Filter, Black, with milk, double/single shot etc) - in fact, coffee is possibly the one beverage we...
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North Star on The Latte Levy

North Star on The Latte Levy

Back in August 2016, we started to formulate a plan to raise awareness amongst our customers (both wholesale and retail) about the truly shocking situation we are facing with regards to disposable (or non-disposable as the case may be) coffee...
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Tips for Brewing with the AeroPress

Tips for Brewing with the AeroPress

The Aeropress is one of our favourite brew methods here at North Star Coffee. In fact, when put on the spot, I'd go as far as saying its my absolute favourite brew method! It may be humble in size and...
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Fika – A Swedish Concept We Should All Adopt

Fika – A Swedish Concept We Should All Adopt

Do you find yourself constantly rushed off your feet, struggling to fully take the time to enjoy that coffee you were looking forward to? If so, perhaps it’s time you embraced the Swedish approach to coffee and cake, commonly known...
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Hario V60 Pour Over Coffee Tips

Hario V60 Pour Over Coffee Tips

What is the Hario V60 Coffee Dripper? The V60 has become increasingly popular in recent years. It delivers incredibly clear flavours and aromas, allowing coffee lovers to enjoy even the subtlest notes in their coffee. For this reason, the V60...
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A week in Burundi

A week in Burundi

This summer, I was honoured to be invited to participate as an international juror in the Cup of Excellence competition in Burundi, East Africa. The Cup of Excellence is an offshoot of the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE), a member...
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Best Coffee Accessories

Best Coffee Accessories

There's a lot more that goes into coffee than you might think. Creating an amazing cup requires a whole load of effort from everyone working in the supply chain who are all focused on the same goal. Farmers carefully nurture...
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North Star is 4

North Star is 4

Friends, This month marks our fourth year of trading as North Star Coffee Roasters. This seems an incredible milestone for any independent business but following the opening of our latest retail space, we have certainly been reflecting a lot on...
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Coffee Subscriptions – Find the Perfect Specialty Coffee Subscription

Coffee Subscriptions – Find the Perfect Specialty Coffee Subscription

What to Look for in a Coffee Subscription Coffee subscriptions are becoming increasingly popular and provide an easy way for people to enjoy coffee at home or at work. Coffee subscriptions mean you don’t have to worry about running out...
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Coffee Gifts and Ideas – 7 Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Coffee Gifts and Ideas – 7 Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers

There has been a big debate here at North Star Coffee Roasters over the last week around what makes the best gift for someone who loves coffee. Turns out everyone at the roastery had lots of ideas about what would...
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How to Enjoy Great Coffee on the Move – 6 Convenient Pieces of Equipment

How to Enjoy Great Coffee on the Move – 6 Convenient Pieces of Equipment

For some of us, great tasting coffee is a vital part of everyday life. So, what happens when you’re on the move, traveling or simply don’t have access to a great café? How can you still enjoy your favourite specialty...
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Single Coffee Origins from Around the World

Single Coffee Origins from Around the World

Everything you Need to Know About Coffee from Around the World For many people, coffee is a necessary part of daily life taken like medicine for a wake up call. In recent years however, consumers have become more and more...
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North Star ‘Spotlight’ Range

North Star ‘Spotlight’ Range

This month will see the launch of a brand new range for North Star bringing together some of the greatest coffees we have ever tasted using a packing solution which aims to highlight a really big problem in our industry…waste....
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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee has become a big trend in the coffee industry in the last few months. It claims to improve the taste of coffee and has got many coffee enthusiasts very excited. But what exactly is cold brew coffee...
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Coffee Hunting: Trip Report from El Salvador and Guatemala 2017

Coffee Hunting: Trip Report from El Salvador and Guatemala 2017

As some of you might know, Krag and I embarked on a sourcing trip to Central America at the end of January to check out some new suppliers and to visit some existing ones – we set off from Leeds...
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Flat White Coffee

Flat White Coffee

The flat white is the new kid on the block when it comes to coffee. Originating from Australia or New Zealand, depending on who you talk to, it is now filling menus in coffee shops around the world - but...
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Milk Alternatives for Speciality Coffee

Milk Alternatives for Speciality Coffee

The product base of alternative milks seems to be ever expanding due to changes in dietary choices, taste preference and lifestyle alterations perhaps resulting from veganism or serious lactose intolerance. However, it can still be a difficult task to find...
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Roasting Coffee: Light, Medium and Dark Roasts Explained

Roasting Coffee: Light, Medium and Dark Roasts Explained

People are always asking us for recommendations on which beans they're going to like. Coffee preferences over recent years have shifted, but with that shift we've seen many different roasting styles reaching the marketplace for consumers, often without much explanation...
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Riding the wave of Brexit…

Riding the wave of Brexit…

Brexit…most of us are fed up of hearing about it, I know I certainly am! Without wanting to air my personal political views here, I think we can all say that we were unprepared for the decision that was made...
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2016…what a year

2016…what a year

That's it! We have just about packed up the last orders and roast number 3619 has just been loaded into our 15kg Giesen which marks the last roast of the year...phew! 2016 has been an immense year for many reasons...and...
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5 Quick, Easy and Useful ideas to Minimise Coffee Waste

5 Quick, Easy and Useful ideas to Minimise Coffee Waste

Here at North Star, we aim to have a positive impact both socially and environmentally, wherever we trade. As part of this commitment, we are constantly trying to develop innovative ways of recycling our waste products and with the recent...
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AeroPress Vs French Press/Cafetiere

AeroPress Vs French Press/Cafetiere

We are often asked about different brewing methods, and why we would brew something one way or another. You may have been brewing your coffee for a while without ever questioning why you brew using the style to which you...
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Gourmet, Specialty, Third Wave….what do they all mean?!

Gourmet, Specialty, Third Wave….what do they all mean?!

Buying the perfect bag of beans can be a confusing task some times. More often than not, every bag of coffee is labelled as being something special and it can often be difficult to see through the marketing and give...
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Seasonality

Seasonality

*We currently have some coffees unavailable due to issues faced by the outbreak of Covid-19. Rest assured we are doing our best to get them back in stock but in the meantime, please review our selection to find a suitable...
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Filter to your Tastes!

Filter to your Tastes!

Coffee Filtering We are often asked how best to brew each of our coffees to maximise their potential, something which we do following the roasting & cupping of each of our beans. It is widely accepted that the process to...
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Rwanda Huye Mountain

Rwanda Huye Mountain

Rwanda is known as 'the land of a thousand hills' which is an apt description for a country made up of misty rolling hills and terraced mountain sides brimming with tea and coffee. It also has one of the largest...
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La Marzocco – Generation Coffee

La Marzocco – Generation Coffee

Following another incredible Pizza and Beer event at Cup North a couple of weeks ago, anticipation is building for La Marzocco's 'Generation Coffee' due to take place in London on 12th December. Registration for this great event is now open...
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Success at the Young British Foodie Awards!!!

Success at the Young British Foodie Awards!!!

We have just returned from the Young British Foodie Awards ceremony at The Tate Britain and are overjoyed to announce that we won!! It was a fantastic night spent amongst so many great artisan producers, many of which were from...
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Foodies Festival 2015

Foodies Festival 2015

Next Friday (21st August) marks the start of the first Foodies Festival in Yorkshire. It is taking place at Ripley Castle from 11am-7pm each day and finishes on Sunday 23rd August. The Foodies Festival is the UK's largest celebration of...
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Don’t spud up!!

Don’t spud up!!

It’s that time of year again where we start to look forward to new crop Rwandan coffees hitting the UK following the harvest there earlier this year. Rwandan coffees are amongst the most versatile in the world with fantastic sweetness,...
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What the devil is a Q Grader?!

What the devil is a Q Grader?!

What does it mean to be a Q grader? ‘Q grader’ is a term that is heard of more and more in the speciality coffee industry…but what does it mean?! The Q grader program was established in 2004 as a...
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Farewell!

Farewell!

After an incredible month spent gathering support for our Kickstarter campaign (which we still can’t believe worked!) our new roaster is only a few weeks away from coming home to our unit in Meanwood. This marks a real turning point...
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We did it!

We did it!

We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that supported our Kickstarter campaign! We are genuinely overwhelmed by the generosity of the pledges we received. Thanks to you we have managed to save Roxanne and the new...
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Kickstarter!

Kickstarter!

Good morning!  Today we launched our Kickstarter project to try and raise funds for a brand new 15 kilo roaster. There are some fantastic rewards available that are perfect for all coffee lovers so please check out our page! HERE'S THE...
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Coffee Processing Explained Part IV – The Washed Process

Coffee Processing Explained Part IV – The Washed Process

So, after a lengthy break due to a disastrous ski holiday (resulting in a broken leg!), it is finally time for the last instalment of ‘Coffee Processing Explained’! This concluding post covers off the washed process – this is arguably...
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BBC Good Food Show

BBC Good Food Show

This weekend saw us exhibit at the Harrogate BBC Good Food Show selling some of our retail range and brew equipment to foodies and coffee enthusiasts. It was a great opportunity for us to meet some of the people who...
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Coffee Processing Explained Part III – The Honey Process (aka semi-washed/pulped natural)

Coffee Processing Explained Part III – The Honey Process (aka semi-washed/pulped natural)

This process goes by several names dependent on origin including ‘pulped natural’, ‘semi-washed’ and ‘semi-lavado’. It sits almost directly in between the washed and natural process and can result in coffees with intense sweetness. Firstly, the ripe cherries are picked...
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Coffee Processing Explained – Part II The ‘Natural’ Process

Coffee Processing Explained – Part II The ‘Natural’ Process

This is arguably the oldest and most original form of coffee processing and was traditionally used to process cherries on a commercial scale (i.e in Brazil) or in areas with limited access to water resources (I.e Ethiopia). It can often...
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Open Arms Ball – Saturday 7th February 2015

Open Arms Ball – Saturday 7th February 2015

In June 2011 I spent a month volunteering at Open Arms Malawi with my partner Holly. Open Arms is a charity which provides food and shelter to many of Malawi’s HIV orphaned babies - here’s some information about the fantastic...
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Coffee Processing Explained

Coffee Processing Explained

We are often asked about the different processes used at origin as part of coffees journey from seed to cup, so we have decided to produce a short series of blog posts dedicated to explaining the differences between processes and...
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The health benefits of coffee

The health benefits of coffee

This weekend we were asked to serve our coffee down at Leeds Dock Market, which is run by Leeds based events company, Chilled Events. The market is set to run monthly, with each one having a different theme. The December...
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Cup North!

Cup North!

Last weekend saw the first ever Northern speciality coffee festival taking place in our neighbouring city of Manchester and what a success it was! Some of the country’s best roasters came together to celebrate the growing speciality coffee scene that...
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Rwanda CoE Cupping

Rwanda CoE Cupping

On Monday night this week we were delighted to host this year’s Rwanda Cup of Excellence cupping at our roastery alongside fellow roasters and coffee people. Unlike the Nicaragua COE cupping which we hosted in May, Monday’s cupping was a...
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Knockout coffee at the Tour de France – 3rd-6th July – VeloFest/Kilnsey/Yorkshire Dales

Knockout coffee at the Tour de France – 3rd-6th July – VeloFest/Kilnsey/Yorkshire Dales

North Star are bringing knockout coffee to the Tour de France -  come and grab yourself a coffee at the VeloFest in Kilnsey …we’ll be there Thursday 3rd through to Sunday 6th July serving ‘Pedal Power’, our new limited edition blend...
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The London Coffee Festival 2014

The London Coffee Festival 2014

Last week we headed down to the London Coffee Festival on the 6.30 train from Pannal. It was the first time Ellis had been down to the festival and he also announced on the way that it was only his...
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Czar Street Seasonal Espresso –  Round 2!

Czar Street Seasonal Espresso – Round 2!

After the great feedback (and surprising publicity!) of our first Czar Street Seasonal Espresso, we were slightly nervous about changing things up, but we thought the time was right for the second installment after some very exciting new arrivals at...
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Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds

Last week we hosted our first non-coffee event! We were really lucky to host one of Sofar Sounds secret gigs. Sofar Sounds aim to create wonderfully intimate gigs in living rooms worldwide, however on this occasion they were looking for...
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Latte Art Throwdown

Latte Art Throwdown

Introducing the very 1st inaugural Latte Art Throwdown - knockout competition! The event was held on Wednesday 22nd January at our roastery and we had some of the region's best barista's compete. They put their latte art to the test...
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Yorkshire Evening Post visit us for a quick coffee

Yorkshire Evening Post visit us for a quick coffee

An insatiable thirst for quality drinks has led to micro-breweries springing up all over Yorkshire in recent years. Now two young entrepreneurs are hot on their heels after setting up Leeds’s first coffee micro-roastery. Graduate Alex “Krag” Kragiopoulus, 23, and...
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INAUGURAL CUPPING EVENT @ NORTH STAR MICRO ROASTERS, LEEDS

INAUGURAL CUPPING EVENT @ NORTH STAR MICRO ROASTERS, LEEDS

Our inaugural cupping event took place in October 2013 and we were overwhelmed with the amount of people that came to show their support. We wanted to host an evening with some of the finest offerings from some of Leeds...
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